05/03/2005 12:00AM

Wrona to call races at Golden Gate


Michael Wrona, one of the nation's elite race callers, has been hired as the new voice of Golden Gate Fields, it was announced Tuesday by Ron Charles, head of Magna Entertainment's West Coast division.

Wrona most recently had been the race caller at Lone Star Park, like Golden Gate owned by Magna. Wrona left Lone Star in January after being told he would become a seasonal employee and have his salary cut.

Charles said he leaped at the chance to get Wrona, who will begin calling at Golden Gate when that track opens on May 11.

Golden Gate's spring meet lasts through June 12. It has a fall meet that runs Oct. 19-Dec. 19.